The Koreans are putting up a statue of comfort women from one to another in the US (why in the US?, not in SK? I think). I’m not sure whether the taking of women by force or “sex slave” is true or not yet because I have seen the Koreans have lied without reservation about history or other things.
For instance, they dare to claim Confucius was Korean or Chinese characters originated in the Korean Peninsula (crazy!). Also they claim unique Japanese cultures identified and agreed upon by the world in history such as Judo, Katate, Sado (Japanese art of tea ceremony), Samurai, Ninja, etc., originated in Korea and spread the fabrications all over the world. Again their govt has not announced an enormous amount of reparation money from Japan officially for a long time, and driven its people to anti-Japanese demonstrations, seeing with a straight face them saying “Japan neither apologizes nor makes reparations.” It can’t be helped to be said that they are the people who don’t much feel guilty for lying. So, the Korean’s side of the stories is to be suspected.
However, it doesn’t mean that the Japanese military were totally innocent about the comfort women issue because there seems to have been non-Korean testimonies and witnesses. WW2 was a long and massive war. Especially in its final phase the Japanese army might lose control over its front-line soldiers. A lot of tragedies would happen there. Even in these cases, they should be set apart from such systematic atrocities as the Nazis did.
Anyway now is just like a situation where many blind men touch different parts of an elephant and each says in his/her own way “The elephant is something like that..”
Now the issue needs a systematic reinvestigation by setting up a committee of independent and impartial experts in history and international law.